|• Land1||6.68 km2 (2.58 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||76270 / 76290|
|Elevation||17–89 m (56–292 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The first mention of the village dates from the eleventh century, when an abbess from Montivilliers bought 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land in order to build a church here "in villa dicitur Fontenais ad opus ecclesiae Sancta Mariae". In a register of the Secretariat of the Archdiocese of Rouen, dating from 1479 to 1480, it mentions "Parochia Fontibus le Mallet" - Mallet coming from the name of the first seigneurs - the Malet de Graville family (c. 1200–1300). Fontaine-la-Mallet grew over the centuries and was all but destroyed by bombing in September 1944. It was the most badly affected village of the lower Seine. Rebuilding of the commune was started in the 1960s.
The arms of Fontaine-la-Mallet are blazoned :
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
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